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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474006/curve-flexibility-in-cerebral-palsy-related-neuromuscular-scoliosis-does-the-intraoperative-prone-radiograph-reveal-more-flexibility-than-preoperative-radiographs
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Zubair Chaudry, John T Anderson
BACKGROUND: Spinal flexibility is determined preoperatively by manipulating the spine and assessing, radiographically, to what extent the amount of deformity reduces. Quantifying spinal flexibility is important when determining the approach to the planned operation in order to achieve the most optimal spinal correction and balance. Currently, supine traction radiography is a popular method used in patients with severe, cerebral palsy-related neuromuscular scoliosis. The different methods for determining spinal flexibility have been studied extensively in the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis population...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420893/scoliosis-in-patients-with-severe-cerebral-palsy-three-different-courses-in-adolescents
#2
Yoshiaki Oda, Tomoyuki Takigawa, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Masato Tanaka, Hirofumi Akazawa, Toshifumi Ozaki
Patients with cerebral palsy (CP) frequently present with scoliosis; however, the pattern of curve progression is difficult to predict. We aimed to clarify the natural course of the progression of scoliosis and to identify scoliosis predictors. This was a retrospective, single-center, observational study. Total of 92 CP patients from Asahikawasou Ryouiku Iryou Center in Okayama, Japan were retrospectively analyzed. Cobb angle, presence of hip dislocation and pelvic obliquity, and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) were investigated...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401027/beneficial-effects-of-childhood-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-in-adulthood
#3
T S Park, Caleb Edwards, Jenny L Liu, Deanna M Walter, Matthew B Dobbs
 Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has been used to treat children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) for over three decades. However, little is known about the outcomes of childhood SDR in adults.  Objectives: 1) To study the effects of childhood SDR on the quality of life and ambulatory function in adult life. 2) To determine late side effects of SDR in adults.   Methods: Adults (> 17.9 years) who underwent SDR in childhood (2 - 17.9 years) between 1987 and 2013 were surveyed in 2015. Patients completed a survey, including questions on demographic information, quality of life, health, surgical outcomes, motor function, manual ability, pain, braces/orthotics, post-SDR treatment, living situation, education level, work status, and side effects of SDR...
March 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395573/risk-factors-for-developing-scoliosis-in-cerebral-palsy-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
#4
Carlo M Bertoncelli, Federico Solla, Peter R Loughenbury, Athanasios I Tsirikos, Domenico Bertoncelli, Virginie Rampal
This study aims to identify the risk factors leading to the development of severe scoliosis among children with cerebral palsy. A cross-sectional descriptive study of 70 children (aged 12-18 years) with severe spastic and/or dystonic cerebral palsy treated in a single specialist unit is described. Statistical analysis included Fisher exact test and logistic regression analysis to identify risk factors. Severe scoliosis is more likely to occur in patients with intractable epilepsy ( P = .008), poor gross motor functional assessment scores ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262923/outcomes-after-scoliosis-surgery-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Rachel Toovey, Adrienne Harvey, Michael Johnson, Louise Baker, Katrina Williams
AIM: This study aims (1) to evaluate and synthesize the evidence for the postoperative outcomes after scoliosis surgery for children with cerebral palsy (CP), and (2) to identify preoperative risk factors for adverse outcomes after surgery. METHOD: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PubMed were searched for relevant literature. Included studies were assessed for risk of bias using the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care tool. Quality of evidence for overall function, quality of life (QoL), gross motor function, caregiver outcomes, deformity correction, and postoperative complications were assessed using GRADE (Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation)...
March 6, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177174/a-case-controlled-comparison-of-postoperative-analgesic-dosing-between-girls-with-rett-syndrome-and-girls-with-and-without-developmental-disability-undergoing-spinal-fusion-surgery
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Chantel C Barney, Alyssa M Merbler, Kelsey Quest, Breanne J Byiers, George L Wilcox, Scott Schwantes, Samuel A Roiko, Timothy Feyma, Arthur Beisang, Frank J Symons
BACKGROUND: Rett syndrome is associated with severe motor and communicative impairment making optimal postoperative pain management a challenge. There are case reports documenting reduced postoperative analgesic requirement in Rett syndrome. AIM: The goal of this preliminary investigation was to compare postoperative analgesic management among a sample of girls with Rett syndrome compared to girls with and without developmental disability undergoing spinal fusion surgery...
March 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156208/image-guided-intrathecal-baclofen-pump-catheter-implantation-a-technical-note-and-case-series
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Shenandoah Robinson, Faith C Robertson, Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Cormac P O'Brien, Charles Berde, Horacio Padua
OBJECTIVE Medically refractory spasticity and dystonia are often alleviated with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) administration through an indwelling catheter inserted in the lumbar spine. In patients with cerebral palsy, however, there is a high incidence of concomitant neuromuscular scoliosis. ITB placement may be technically challenging in those who have severe spinal deformity or who have undergone prior instrumented thoracolumbar fusion. Although prior reports have described drilling through the lumbar fusion mass with a high-speed bur, as well as IT catheter implantation at the foramen magnum or cervical spine, these approaches have notable limitations...
May 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097247/the-management-of-scoliosis-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-review
#8
REVIEW
Thomas Cloake, Adrian Gardner
Children who suffer with cerebral palsy (CP) have a significant chance of developing scoliosis during their early years and adolescence. The behavior of this scoliosis is closely associated with the severity of the CP disability and unlike idiopathic scoliosis, it continues to progress beyond skeletal maturity. Conservative measures may slow the progression of the curve, however, surgery remains the only definitive management option. Advances in surgical technique over the last 50 years have provided methods to effectively treat the deformity while also reducing complication rates...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927506/correction-of-pelvic-obliquity-after-spinopelvic-fixation-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-comparison-study-with-minimum-two-year-follow-up
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Oussama Abousamra, Tristan Nishnianidze, Kenneth J Rogers, Ilhan A Bayhan, Petya Yorgova, Suken A Shah
STUDY DESIGN: Single institution cohort data were collected prospectively and reviewed retrospectively. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare outcomes among three different instrumentation types: unit rod, iliac screws, and sacral alar iliac (SAI) screws in terms of pelvic obliquity correction in children with cerebral palsy (CP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The optimal choice for spinopelvic fixation in CP scoliosis with pelvic obliquity is controversial...
May 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927033/effects-of-lateral-electrical-surface-stimulation-on-scoliosis-in-children-with-severe-cerebral-palsy-a-pilot-study
#10
Eun Jae Ko, In Young Sung, Gi Jeong Yun, Jung-A Kang, JaYoung Kim, Go Eun Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of lateral electrical surface stimulation (LESS) on scoliosis and trunk balance in children with severe cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: Children with severe CP (GMFCS level IV or V) and stationary or progressive scoliosis were enrolled. Children were recommended of two sessions of LESS/day, 1 h/session, for 3 months at home: at 40-80 mA intensity, 200 μs pulse width, 25 Hz frequency, on for 6 s and then off for 6 s on the convex side of the trunk curve...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852496/effect-of-preoperative-indications-conference-on-procedural-planning-for-treatment-of-scoliosis
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Charles M Chan, Hasani W Swindell, Hiroko Matsumoto, Howard Y Park, Joshua E Hyman, Michael G Vitale, David P Roye, Benjamin D Roye
STUDY DESIGN: This study determines the rate of change in the scoliosis surgery plan in cases presented in preoperative indications conference. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of preoperative indications conference on the plan of surgery and to identify characteristics that increased the likelihood of change. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Preoperative indications conferences are used as a teaching and planning tool. Levels of fusion, construct options, and necessity for osteotomies are often debated in the planning of scoliosis surgery...
January 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792122/health-related-quality-of-life-and-care-giver-burden-following-spinal-fusion-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Rachel DiFazio, Patricia Miller, Judith A Vessey, Brian Snyder
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort OBJECTIVE.: Evaluate changes in caregivers' perceptions of health related quality of life (HRQOL) and caregiver burden in children with severe cerebral palsy (CP) following spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Progressive scoliosis is common in non-ambulatory children with CP; the utility of spine fusion has been long debated and prospective evaluations of patient reported outcomes are limited. METHODS: Children 3-21 years old, GMFCS IV-V CP, scheduled for spine fusion were enrolled consecutively from September 2011-March 2014...
October 25, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509481/risk-factors-for-pancreatitis-after-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Oussama Abousamra, Tristan Nishnianidze, Kenneth J Rogers, Mehmet S Er, Julieanne P Sees, Kirk W Dabney, Freeman Miller
This study reports on the prevalence and risk factors of acute pancreatitis after posterior spinal fusion for cerebral palsy scoliosis. Pancreatitis diagnosis was based on elevated amylase or lipase above three times the upper normal limit. Perioperative data were compared between patients with and without pancreatitis. We included 300 patients; 55% developed acute pancreatitis. Gastrostomy dependence was more common in the pancreatitis group (P=0.048). Perioperative data were similar between groups. Patients with pancreatitis had longer duration of hospitalization (19 vs...
August 6, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501478/perioperative-complications-and-outcomes-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-undergoing-scoliosis-surgery
#14
Anju A Bendon, Khristine A George, Davandra Patel
INTRODUCTION: Neuromuscular scoliosis is a known risk factor for postoperative complications after corrective spine surgery. Few studies have looked at the preoperative factors affecting postoperative complications in children with cerebral palsy. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the factors that might influence postoperative course in patients with cerebral palsy undergoing spine surgery for scoliosis. METHODS: Nineteen case notes of children with cerebral palsy who had spine surgery (2008-2014) were reviewed retrospectively...
October 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471900/management-of-spinal-deformity-in-adult-patients-with-neuromuscular-disease
#15
Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Anthony J Boniello, Frank J Schwab
A wide range of neuromuscular diseases, including Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and myopathy, are associated with spinal deformities. The most common postural deformities include anterocollis, Pisa syndrome (pleurothotonus), scoliosis, and camptocormia. Nonsurgical management of spinal deformity in patients with neuromuscular disease centers on maximizing the medical management of the underlying neurodegenerative pathology before surgical intervention is contemplated. Surgical management can include decompression alone, or decompression and fusion with short or long fusion constructs...
September 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27326971/the-long-term-outcome-of-early-spine-fusion-for-scoliosis-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#16
Prakash Sitoula, Laurens Holmes, Julieanne Sees, Kenneth Rogers, Kirk Dabney, Freeman Miller
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of radiographs and charts (case-only). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the long-term outcomes of spine fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis in children <10 years of age with cerebral palsy (CP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Severely involved children with CP may develop early onset scoliosis. The outcome of spine fusion is not clear and there are no studies focused on spine fusion in this young patient population...
June 20, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27318818/windswept-hip-deformity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-population-based-prospective-follow-up
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Gunnar Hägglund, Henrik Lauge-Pedersen, Måns Persson Bunke, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet
PURPOSE: To analyze the development of windswept hip deformity (WS) in a total population of children with cerebral palsy (CP) up to 20 years of age, the association between WS and hip dislocation, and femoral varus osteotomy and scoliosis, and the impact of a hip surveillance program on the subsequent incidence of WS. METHODS: This is a prospective study on children with CP in southern Sweden included in the Swedish follow-up programme and registry for CP (CPUP)...
August 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27261969/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-loss-of-1-blood-volume-during-spinal-fusion-surgery-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#18
Amit Jain, Paul D Sponseller, Suken A Shah, Burt Yaszay, Dolores B Njoku, Firoz Miyanji, Peter O Newton, Tracey P Bastrom, Michelle C Marks
BACKGROUND: Spinal fusion surgery is associated with greater blood loss in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) than in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Risk factors for loss of 1 blood volume (LOBV) in patients with CP have not been well studied. We investigated the incidence of and risk factors for LOBV during spinal fusion surgery in young patients with CP. METHODS: We queried a multicenter registry of CP patients for all patients 21 years or younger who had undergone spinal fusion from 2008 through 2013; 272 patients met these criteria...
June 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27261965/performing-a-definitive-fusion-in-juvenile-cp-patients-is-a-good-surgical-option
#19
Burt Yaszay, Paul D Sponseller, Suken A Shah, Jahangir Asghar, Firoz Miyanji, Amer F Samdani, Carrie Bartley, Peter O Newton
BACKGROUND: In juveniles with progressive curves, there is debate regarding the use of growth friendly implants versus definitive fusion. This study presents outcomes of juvenile cerebral palsy (CP) scoliosis patients who underwent definitive fusion before age 11. METHODS: A review of a prospective, multicenter registry identified patients 10 years and younger who had a definitive posterior fusion for their CP scoliosis. Preoperative and postoperative demographic and radiographic changes were evaluated with descriptive statistics...
June 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27191796/intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-in-a-child-with-severe-scoliosis-report-of-2-cases
#20
Natsu Sasaki, Hideki Ogiwara
OBJECTIVE: Scoliosis is commonly found in children with cerebral palsy. Many patients with cerebral palsy and scoliosis undergo intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pump placement. The authors report 2 cases with cerebral palsy and severe scoliosis treated with intrathecal baclofen. METHOD: The case of a 7-year-old boy with shunted hydrocephalus required surgical revision of the intrathecal catheter, while the other patient without shunt did not require revision. In the patient with shunted hydrocephalus, after the initial placement of baclofen pump and catheter at Th3 level, spasticity of lower extremities did not improve...
August 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
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